Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Mobile baseball great Milt Bolling dead at age 82

Tough weekend continues…RIP, Milt Bolling.

Milt Bolling, who went from Mobile to spend seven seasons playing baseball in the American League, died this morning at age 82 at Providence Hospital, his brother, Frank Bolling, said.

Frank Bolling, himself a two-time big league All-Star, said his brother had been in declining health since undergoing open-heart surgery three months ago.

“He was 15 months older than I was,” Frank Bolling said. “And I always grew up as Milt’s brother. And I didn’t really mind, because I admired him. He was a great athlete.

“Even when I got to the big leagues, I was still Milt’s brother, which was a compliment. It wasn’t until he left the big leagues in 1958 that I became Frank.”

 

Repoz Posted: January 20, 2013 at 12:41 AM | 5 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: obit

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. Morty Causa Posted: January 20, 2013 at 10:08 AM (#4350868)
Milt Bolling's wife, Joanne, said the couple had been married for 60 years.

"He was an easy man to love," she explained.


I can't say I ever heard of Milt Bolling, but that has to be one of the best epitaphs ever given by a wife on a husband.
   2. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: January 20, 2013 at 11:59 AM (#4350919)
honestly, I remember Frank*, but not Milt

*always got multiples of his baseball card
   3. cercopithecus aethiops Posted: January 20, 2013 at 12:52 PM (#4350949)
A baseball player dying today is kind of like having your wedding the day after the Kennedy assassination.
   4. booond Posted: January 20, 2013 at 02:06 PM (#4350982)
"He was an easy man to love,"


That's all we have to know of Milt. RIP.
   5. Russ Posted: January 21, 2013 at 06:40 AM (#4351658)
I remember Frank Bolling from his Cadaco All-Star card. I think it came in the stock set that came with the board I got.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Ray (RDP)
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogOT: NBA Playoffs Thread 2016
(2721 - 7:02pm, May 29)
Last: Los Angeles El Hombre de Anaheim

NewsblogTerse Clay Buchholz doesn't appear happy with move to bullpen | Boston Herald
(12 - 7:01pm, May 29)
Last: Scott Ross

NewsblogSyndergaard ejection exposes MLB's lack of consistency | FOX Sports
(26 - 7:01pm, May 29)
Last: I'm not Black I'm Orange Julius

NewsblogOTP 2016 May 23: Baseball owners hear from Democratic, Republican strategists
(1377 - 7:01pm, May 29)
Last: JEe (Jason)

NewsblogCarlos Beltrán, 400 Home Runs, 2,500 Hits, and The Hall of Fame
(28 - 6:50pm, May 29)
Last: bbmck

NewsblogAtkins on Blue Jays’ reputation: ‘I think we’re misunderstood’ - Sportsnet.ca
(44 - 6:50pm, May 29)
Last: ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick

Gonfalon CubsRegression and Perspective
(17 - 6:49pm, May 29)
Last: Dag Nabbit at ExactlyAsOld.com

NewsblogWade Boggs feels ‘back home’ as Red Sox retire his No. 26 at Fenway Park
(63 - 6:35pm, May 29)
Last: There's a bustle in Misirlou's hedgerow

NewsblogMets Acquire James Loney to Shore Up First Base
(12 - 6:34pm, May 29)
Last: JEe (Jason)

NewsblogPadres discussing potential James Shields trade with White Sox | SanDiegoUnionTribune.com
(7 - 6:23pm, May 29)
Last: BDC

NewsblogOMNICHATTER 5-29-16
(51 - 6:10pm, May 29)
Last: Los Angeles El Hombre de Anaheim

NewsblogHow are you liking the decision to keep Matt Wieters now? - BaltimoreBaseball.com
(3 - 5:39pm, May 29)
Last: Walt Davis

NewsblogEpic fall: Royals score seven in ninth to stun White Sox
(42 - 3:59pm, May 29)
Last: Dale Sams

NewsblogRed Sox bring back good memories for Ruben Amaro Jr.
(1 - 3:22pm, May 29)
Last: puck

NewsblogYu Darvish wins in return to Major Leagues | MLB.com
(1 - 1:26pm, May 29)
Last: Spivey

Page rendered in 0.1119 seconds
47 querie(s) executed